Friday Mosque, Herat

4.3
#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Afghanistan
Friday Mosque stands out thanks to its colorful, tiled walls, which remain a masterpiece in the art of creating and applying mosaics. Completed in the 15th century, the mosque serves as a major place of worship for the local population, and an interesting tourist site for visiting foreigners. Most visitors gain access through the eastern side of the building, which features a richly detailed facade designed to praise Allah. Dress modestly, remove your shoes at the entrance, and don't forget to ask for permission if you wish to take photos. Work out when and for how long to visit Friday Mosque and other Herat attractions using our handy Herat trip itinerary website .
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  • This place is not only historical but beautiful just to stare at, to take pictures, to see how peaceful people interact with each other. Being a bystander you can just watch the beauty, the culture, t...  more »
  • The stunningly beautiful mosque is amongst the most beautiful mosques in the world and a manifestation of the diversity of Islam. Its gorgeous blue and green and maroon and yellow tiles are unique. At...  more »
  • Wonderful place that almost blends with the context. Conveys emotion just looking at it. Shame about the lack of security
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